Björk: All is Full of Love

You'll be given love. You'll be taken care of. You'll be given love. You have to trust it.

Narcissus Quagliata,10/22/14 Talk

Narcissus has most revealing comments on Suzuki Roshi and is himself an amazing person, surely the most significant stained glass artist in the world. His first work was the hands of Suzuki and Katagiri on the swinging doors between the dining room and kitchen at the SFZC City Center.

Ulrich Beck - Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity

Beck's book, in the tradition of German critical theory, provides a panoramic and abstract overview of contemporary society as dominated by technical risk. The greatest strengths of Risk Society are its rich theorizing and its global, often original, insights into the nature of contemporary social forces.

The Essays of Montaigne

Humanist, skeptic, acute observer of himself and others, Michel de Montaigne (1533—92) was the first to use the term “essay” to refer to the form he pioneered, and he has remained one of its most famous practitioners. He reflected on the great themes of existence in his wise and engaging writings, his subjects ranging from proper conversation and good reading, to the raising of children and the endurance of pain, from solitude, destiny, time, and custom, to truth, consciousness, and death. Having stood the test of time, his essays continue to influence writers nearly five hundred years later.